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. brian? >> kristen welker at the white house for us tonight. kristen, thanks. >>> president obama today formally nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary. as the second-term churn gets under way now. though it looked for a time like the president might nominate susan rice to be his next secretary of state, when that didn't happen, this latest wave of nominees appear to have something in common. and as nbc's andrea mitchell reports tonight, people are noticing. >> reporter: it is the white house photo that could be called all the president's men. adviser valerie jarrett is there, we're told, hidden behind the guys. as president obama filled his top cabinet post with nominees named jack and chuck and john -- >> it's time for me to move on. >> reporter: -- it was like "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy leaving ruth marcus. >> whatever white guy becomes chief of staff, i think it's actually kind of interesting that there are two women who are deputy chiefs of staff and no one has talked about them as possibilities at all. >> reporter: one of the two
of action on guns. it's going to be big. it will have the full force of the obama white house behind it and it's coming as soon as tuesday. the right wing knows what they're heading into. they know they have a fight on their hands, which is why we're now hearing this kind of garbage. >> to preserve and keep this great republican republic, we may have to shed blood every couple hundred years. we may have to shed blood every couple hundred years to preserve our basic freedoms. >> wow. shed blood to stop gun safety. i don't think so. we're not going to let the forces of violence and extremism get in the way of this debate. not this time. >> i'm telling you, if that happens, it's going to spark a civil war and i'll be glad to fire the first shot. i am not letting this country be ruled by a dictator. if it goes one inch further, i'm going to start killing people. >> i mean, this is vile. this is ugly stuff. they are in full freakout mode. we're serious, people, wanting real change. the tricks, the threats, it's all behind us now. people from newtown, connecticut to chicago, illinois are s
. >> bill: all right. so yesterday big day at the white house. president obama he's on a roll with personnel appointments these days. another big ceremony at the white house yesterday in the east room. announcing to the -- presenting to the nation his nominee to be his next treasury secretary tim geithner is finally leaving and the president turned to his former budget chief, now chief of staff soon to be treasury secretary, jack lew. president obama saying too bad to see tim go but we've got a good guy coming in. >> obama: i understand tim is ready for a break. obviously we're sad to see him go. but i cannot think of a better person to continue tim's work at treasury than jack lew. >> bill: and the president said jack's my buddy. good having him around here but higher duty calls. >> obama: i don't want to see him go because it's working out really well for me to have him here in the white house but my loss will be the nation's gain. >> bill: i lost the nation's gain. -- my loss, the nation's gain. one interesting thing this is what's been getting most of the talk about yesterday's nominatio
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama today named white house chief of staff jack lew as his next secretary of the treasury. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we have more on the man and the economic agenda he has been tapped to spearhead for the next four years. >> brown: then, ray suarez gets an update on a series of bombings that killed more than 100 people in two pakistani cities today. >> woodruff: margaret warner looks into new federal guidelines for mortgage lending aimed at protecting both consumers and lenders. >> brown: we look at the tense political situation in venezuela, after the national assembly delayed the inauguration of cancer-stricken president hugo chavez. >> this is essentially a power play. behind that secrecy there is nothing but an attempt to ensure the continuity of the regime regardless of president chavez's presence. >> woodruff: and with five oscar nominations, we examine the controversy surrounding one of the most talked about new films yet to see a
at the white house president obama will meet with afghan president hamid karzai. they'll talk about the future role of the u.s. in afghanistan. white house officials say president obama will not announce the next round of troop wi wi wi withdraw withdrawals. >>> big weekend for the 49ers coming up. a playoff game with the green bay packers. that means a bet between the city's mayors. we'll tell you about the educational twist this time around. >>> we're giving you a live look at palo alto. peninsula is fine. we'll talk about the traffic on the other side of the bay coming up. >>> welcome back. south bay very clear and very dark and very cold. christina is looking at the cold temperatures for us. we'll talk to her in just a bit. it's 4:52. 49ers fans get ready. tomorrow is the big day. the team takes on the green bay packers at candlestick. >> we now know who will be kicking. jim harbaugh says the original guy, david akers is still his guy despite finding billy cundiff last week. he missed 13 field goals this season but harbaugh says he still feels akers gives the 49ers the best chance to win i
,000 and 15,000 there in support and training roles but the obama white house is now saying that they're talking about even lower numbers about 3,000 or 4,000. there's also talk of a zero option, bringing all u.s. troops home from afghanistan but some on the ground there say that could lead to an all-out civil war and taliban takeover. as for president karzai, he said he would like to see levels around 15,000 but today suggested numbers are less important than u.s. cooperation and supplying the them with tanks and drones. how much will it all cost? already the u.s. and allies pledged $16 billion in civilian aid and military ops on top of $642 billion the u.s. spent since 9/11 and 2,100 u.s. lives lost. let's start with kristen welker. what are you hearing came out of the meeting? >> reporter: a couple of headlines out of today's meeting. the withdrawal plans have been accelerated a bit. both announcing that u.s. troops handing over control to afghan forces this spring. that is a few months earlier than expected so that means that u.s. troops will shift their role in afghanistan. they
. but when you look at his experience before he came to the government with the obama white house, he was at citi and got $1 million salary and $1 million bonus. this irks not only conservatives who think obama's being hypocritical to nominate someone this kind of banking background after wagging his finger at the wealthy all year. but almost frustrates and infuriates the left because they would like to see someone more progressive in the treasury role. >> more progressive. but what about this? he was the chief operating officer of a proprietary trading operation of about $54 billion. now, that has been outlawed under dodd/frank. so once again, i see hypocrisy from team obama. >> you've already seen some senators on capitol hill such as chuck grassley of iowa raise questions about what jack lew did at citi. and there's been a huffington post investigation about how lew's unit within the company was tied to hedge fund groups dealing with the mortgage market that were making bets as the mortgage market collapsed. that's going to come under scrutiny when his nomination is looked over by
's president hamid karzai is meeting barack obama at the white house on friday. it will be a critical meeting to negotiate the scale of any long-term u.s. military presence in the war-torn country. ahead of those talks karzai on thursday met with leon panetta at the pentagon. the secretary of defense says the military campaign is reaching its final chapter. >> after a long and difficult task, we finally are, i believe, at the last chapter of establishing an afghanistan, a sovereign afghanistan, that can govern and secure itself for the future. >> afghanistan will, with the help that they provide be able to provide security to its people and to protect its borders. >> panetta said he and karzai made good progress but he declined to say whether they had agreed the size of the u.s. force that will remain in afghanistan. >> after a long and difficult path, we are finally, i believe, at the last chapter of establishing in afghanistan, a sovereign afghanistan that can govern and secure itself for the future. >> afghanistan will, with the help that are you providing, be able to provide security to i
. >> woodruff: again, the major developments of the day: president obama nominated white house chief of staff jack lew to be his next secretary of the treasury, subject to senate confirmation. pakistan suffered one of its deadliest days in recent years, as a series of bombings killed at least 115 people and wounded hundreds more. and vice president biden said he will send recommendations on curbing gun violence to president obama by tuesday. but the national rifle association charged the discussions it attended today were mostly an attack on gun owners' rights. how many skiers does it take to move a mogul? we have the answer in today's science thursday report. hari sreenivasan has more. >> sreenivasan: those tricky mounds of snow on well-traveled ski slopes? they actually move uphill over time as skiers move downhill, a study finds. watch a time-lapse video of the phenomenon our science page. the oil boom that has driven hordes of newcomers to western north dakota has been dubbed "the modern gold rush." independent producer todd melby -- with the support of public media partners-- tells the s
: nominated g.o.p. and media accuse the obama cabinet of having too many white males which is kind of like her maine cain accusing -- herman cain accusing of too many black people. we'll talk to the man who is the leading voice in the crusade against man-made global warming and it ain't who you think. a new push to demonize illegal immigrants in america. and 23 years ago today my friends, time inc. merged with warner communications to create time-warner. and it is too bad so many of you will never even hear me announce that. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us this evening on "viewpoint." vice president biden says president obama will get hig working group's recommend ailses on curbing gun violence by tuesday. around the time joe biden was making the statements, news broke on the latest american school shooting. a male student was shot in the chest allegedly by another male student armed with a shot gunn at the taft union high school in kern county, california, about 120 miles north of l.a. the alleged shooter is said to be 16 years
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of obama surrounded by all white men that have some on the l going s. >> look at the picture they released today. president obama, looking at the wop going who the heck are you? look, he has a lot of women in the white house. i got to say i think he is criticized unfairly. he has done a good job of stocking his cabinet and the administration and his campaign with a lot of women. so i actually have to be fair there. you can say a lot about him. he is not diverse is untrue. he is not groping the female employees in the white house like some presidents. father of the year. >> eric: i'll go quickly. this morning on "fox and friends" they talk about dogs loving to watch fox and friends. and e-mail their dog watching "fox and friends." my dog freedom was on. put the picture up. look what someone said in fox, their dog angus. the dog and their kids love fox. he's watching freedom my dog on "fox and friends." put a picture up there. a little secret, though. steve and the family love "the five" the best. good boy. robert? >> bob: this is a proud day and sad day for me. my son alex is on his way to
. >> [indiscernible] alle're going to talk about these things. >> thursday, president obama announced white house chief of staff jack lew to head the treasury department. he praised outgoing secretary tim geithner. if confirmed, he would take over the treasury department's before the white house and congress debates the debt ceiling. this is 15 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states accompanied by some of tim geithner and sap jack lew. >> men, everybody, please have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and denounced him as my first to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis, the stock market have quivered, the housing market had cratered as well, a bank after bank was on the verge of collapse, and worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just a bad month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. i cannot blame tim when he told me he was not the right guy for the job. [laughter] extensivet tim's experience with economic policy made him qualified and i knew he could hit the ground running
for an arraignment. >>> afghan president hamid karzai has a meeting with president obama at the white house in just a for you hours. they will discuss the role that the united states will play in afghanistan following next year's pullout. the u.s. is considering keeping some troops but their role is not clear. karzai met with pentagon chief leon panetta yesterday and spent part of the afternoon at the pentagon's 9-11 memorial. >> lawmakers are leading the push but the commonwealth isn't the only spot in the running either. we'll have more on that. >> we've got clouds moving in overnight and eventually some rain showers will be with us here by afternoon. i think the morning commute will be dry. i'll have more details on the forecast and julie wright has your traffic and more coming up after the break. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the big hot pastrami melt. we perfected the pastrami sandwich -- filled with hot, juicy pastrami, pickles, yellow mustard and bubbly melted cheese. all piled-high on our signature freshly baked bread. made hot, toasty and just for you. and don't be af
in september at their general assembly. >>> u.s. president barack obama will hold talks at the white house on friday with his afghan counterpart karzai. they have to decide how many troops will remain in afghanistan. a white house official said on tuesday that the u.s. could consider a complete pull out from afghanistan. the official said the so-called zero option is one of the scenarios being considered. the announcement prompted display back in afghanistan. >> translator: if all u.s. troops leave afghanistan after 2014, it will be civil war again. we experienced civil war in the past, and it will happen again if all the troops go home. >> it's a kind of political game. probably they may like to show the worst picture for the entire world. probably they may pass a very unhappy message to the insurgents, taliban and extremist groups in the region. >> reuters said the white house will try to keep 3,000 to 9,000 troops in afghanistan beyond 2014 compared to the 68,000 there now. obama is scheduled to meet with karzai on friday. they have many delicate issues to address, and finding an agreem
and in fact here's the image right now. this picture from the white house web site has been making obama and his senior advisers look like the 30-year reunion of the omega theta pi fraternity house. there's valerie jarrett right there. is this a hiccup in the advance of diversity and is it fair of republicans of all people to criticize president obama on a lack of diversity? >> pot calling the kettle white. >> let the man speak! >> john: rachel sklar yannis pappas and -- >> it is not fair that women have to wait to to be acknowledged when photos come out that are 100% white and women say hey just happened to let you know the ratio might be a bit off. people are like oh, what about this bean counting? i ran an organization so i may be familiar with this. it is a common phenomenon across all industries and you did expect a bit more from obama after 2012, after sort of the sea change in the electorate and particular emphasis on women that the cabinet would be a little bit more reflective of the electorate of the country. >> this panel is very white right now. i was expecting it to be more d
century. when filling his cabinet, there's only one question he should be asking: >> hey, where the white women at? [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] >> stephen: that's true. folks, look. this picture is damning. and i don't care if 43% of obama's appointees have been women. they're not in this photo. i live by one rule. if i can't see it, it does not exist-- oh, my god! where's my hand?! ohh. i thought obama took it. don't ever scare me like that again. [ laughter ] of course, obama's not letting me down. i love white men. i sleep with one every night that i know of. [ laughter ] no, folks, i'm heartbroken for my liberal friends. and so is former governor and formerly relevant mike huckabee, [ laughter ] who was publically worried about them on his radio show. >> now a lot of those females who supported barack obama are scratching their heads, and they're saying, "whoa! how come there is so much testosterone in the obama cabinet and so little estrogen?"" [ laughter ] >> stephen: yes, huckabee and hucka-me are outraged on behalf of you estrogen soaked females. because obama's not turning
.m. will meet with president obama at the white house for meetings. car difficult is in the united states to discuss security in afghanistan. he has a wish list of military equipment including drones and helicopters. >> traffic and weather are next on abc7 news and a like look outside at golden gate bridge right now with headlights coming into san francisco showing it is all clear with our meteorologist, mike nicco, with the full act weather forecast. we will check with the abc7 traffic center as well. >> look at this: apocalypse vision with the sky turning red over the normally sunny >> good morning, again, at 6:40 on friday. it is not freezing cold. we have to contend with the wind chill. the winds are gusting to nearly 30 miles per hour and 23 in novato. dress in layers this morning. 49 in livermore and morgan hill, the cool spots. most of us around 50 to 52 and sunny and breezy. calmer and around 50 for saturday and sunday and warmer, low-to-mid 50's on monday. >> caltrain reporting 30 to 40-minute delay for train 520 beyond,ryville because of mechanical problems and no other mass tra
and performance. >>> president obama sbre deuced white house chief of staff jack lew as his choice as treasury secretary. the president has been criticized for nominating another white man. we heard comments from new york congressman charlie rangel and new hampshire senator jeanne shaheen. >> it's embarrassing as hell and i kind of think there's no excuse when it's his second term. >> he has places where he could appoint women and i hope he'll take a look and do that. >> cbs news political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> all right, so is it all the president's men, as they say for president obama? >> well, right now it looks like it these last three appointments all white males, and this criticism is basically, look, mr. president, you won your election based on the votes of women and minorities so you should respect that in your naming of your cabinet picks. the white house pushes back and says he's only half way through the process, don't judge him so quickly, but if the president's being judged quickly on race and
, white, brown, lesbian, by, whatever. >> dana: dog owner. >> eric: that said, president obama, david axelrod, stephanie cutter and messina took a hatchet, chain saw massacre to the romney campaign over bounders. >> kimberly: remember that? >> eric: this man is nothing more or less than should be called the hypocrite in chief because of that. put the right people in. >> dana: i agree with you. they set themselves up from the cit terrorism their own side. i think the other cabinet position will go to women. but those complaining about the lack of diversity in the cabinet and women they are upset that barack obama beat hillary clinton in 2008. they wanted her to win the nomination. they are okay with president obama but hope she will leave the state department rest up and come back. >> andrea: it's a one man glass ceiling. but i don't think president obama did anything wrong. he has valerie jarret as trusted advisor. he wanted to nominate susan rice. i won't beat him up on this. he hates women, trying to take away the -- he said that romney caused cancer in one woman. the attacks were a
holmes will have to enter a plea. >> president obama will host hamid karzai at the white house today. there was a dinner last night with secretary of state hillary clinton. they will discuss the continuing transition out of afghanistan. >> 5:09. with his hat to keep up with the current trends -- we just have to keep up with the current trends. >> job cuts in the travel service business. ready to pay big bucks for chicken wings if you're hosting a super bowl party. >> some closures in effect at route 97 because of an route 97 because of an accident. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're dealing with an accident in howard county. route 97 at old liberty, we have some closures in effect. there could be delays as a result. 795 problem free in towards the beltway. 55 at the beltway. 55 from harford over to the harrisburg expressway. 65 on the southbound harrisburg expressway. shawan road shows very light all the way down to the beltway. 50 on the j.f.x. at coldspring. the speech continued down towar
the bloodshed. >> reporting on a violent day in pakistan. barack obama announced he is nominating the white house chief of staff as america opposing new treasury secretary. saying he has his complete trust. he will replace timothy geithner that does not wish to serve a second term. the vice president continued his meetings on how to curb gun violence in america. he wants to give his proposals to president obama by tuesday of next week. he said why it is important act now. >> nothing that has gotten to the heart of the matter more than the visual image of six year-old kids riddle. not shot with a stray bullet, but rattled. >> of the comments came on the same day that a student was shot and wounded at a california high school where another was taken into custody. for more, the vice president was meeting in the white house as we were getting news that there was yet another school shooting, and there is a real sense of urgency that is still there. >> we saw president obama after the shooting a visibly upset, saying he would use the power of his office to act on gun- control and do it quickly. h
. >>> time is 5:06. vice president joe biden meets today at the white house with representatives of the video game industry about ways to reduce gun violence in the u.s.. the vice president says he will present recommendations from his meetings this week to president obama next tuesday. yesterday the vice president met with representatives from the entertainment industry and from gun owner groups. the president of the national rifle association says he left that meeting disappointed. >> they knew going into this meeting what the president's position on the so-called assault weapon ban is. it's the same position he's taken for years. the vice president said we do this with an open mind. at the meeting we said we have already made up our mind on that. >> the nra says it will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. gun owners along with supporters of gun control packed a meeting in santa rosa. we'll tell you how their comments could influence gun policy legislation on capitol hill. >>> a former death row inmate accused of killing his own mother is due
by jeffrey toobin, the obama white house and the supreme court, it is a must read but for those of you interested in this area of the law. the prospect of the judicial enforcement involves the playing field isn't very encouraging today. they are generally hostile to the title seven plaintiff. she has a host of kernels that she must survive. first the court has reversed to basically the old common law, something which i thought had been largely abandoned by the time i graduated from law school 45 years ago but now it's back to the effect of many cases on the basis of this ashcroft case working to dismiss. it's happened to me. then when you survive, the motion to dismiss at the end of the discovery period judge's order to avoid the high court's now to devote extreme attention and the judges do and therefore and to dismiss it is usually dismissed on some. for the fortunate one that survives against the jury verdict there is the usual motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict and fairly often they are granted. for the extremely who survives the general, the employer then appeals to t
to the president's cabinet. president obama introduced white house chief of staff jack lew yesterday as his choice to be white house secretary treasurer. we heard from two democrats. charlie rangel and gene sheheen. >> it's embarrassing as hell, and i kind of think there's no excuse when it's a second term. >> he had places where he could appoint women, and i hope he'll take a look and do that. >> cbs news political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> all right. so is it all the president's men as they say for president obama? >> well, right now it looks like it. these last three appointments, all white males, and this criticism is, look, mr. president, you won your election based on the votes of women and minorities, so you should respect that in your naming of the cabinet picks. the white house pushes back and says he's only halfway through the process, don't judge him so quickly, yet the judge is being judged quickly on race and gender issues, it may be, in fact, because he taught people how do that. in his campaign there was not a race or ge
stationing of cia bases that launch the drone strikes will be among the topics discussed by the white house and afghan president karzai during karzai's current visit to washington. the obama administration has reportedly set its expectations low for passage of a new assault weapons ban in congress despite a change in national consciousness in the aftermath of last month's newtown shooting massacre. the new york times is reporting the white house has decided it will be exceedingly difficult for the ban to make it to president obama's desk, leading administration aides to develop other gun control rules that would draw bi-partisan support. the alternatives include universal background checks, more government research on gun violence. the white house is also reportedly considering a $50 million effort to fund the placement of hundreds of police officers and new surveillance equipment in public schools, a move that would resemble the national rifle association's call for armed guards in every school. news of the proposals comes as vice-president joe biden hosted gun industry representatives at
an appointment with president obama at the white house in less than an hour. karzai got a tour of the pentagon's 9/11 memorial from defense secretary panetta yesterday. last night he had dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton. this morning's meeting with president obama will focus on the future of afghanistan and u.s. troop levels there. >>> today is the 11th anniversary of the day that the first prisoners were jailed at the u.s. detention center at guantanamo bay. there's a rally planned in the district today. amnesty international and other groups will gather outside the supreme court at noon to march down pennsylvania avenue. the protestors will call on president obama to close the prison. >>> checking our top stories now, an indiana mother starting off the new year with very good news, after she learns her son who was abducted nearly two decades ago has been found safe in minnesota. the boy was just five when he was taken by his grandparents. he is now 24 and married, expecting his first child. investigators tracked him down using his social security number. >>> closer to home, pol
obama prepares to hold a news conference minutes from now live from the white house. good day. i am andrea mitchell live in washington where we are awaiting hamid karzai and president obama who will be addressing reporters in the east room following their meetings on the pace of the u.s. troop withdrawals. one big disagreement? the white house suggestion this week of a zero option, a withdrawal of all u.s. troops after 2014 leaving no residual force at all, but, first, the big domestic issue here at home. what to do about gun violence. the white house is pushing back hard on suggestions that they do not believe they can win a ban on assault weapons, and are focussing on other options. in fact, a senior administration official tells me within the hour that an assault weapons ban and background checks are both going to be in the final set of proposals that go to the president despite all reports to the controversy. the nra president who met with vice president biden yesterday is drawing a hard line on assault weapons. >> we don't think that a ban on so-called assault weapons, which ha
on the motion. >>> some call it the loop. white president obama's choice is creating controversy. >> the changes coming to mortgages and what they will mean for potential new homeowners. >>> ktvu channel 2 news learned there will be no light test tonight on the bay bridge. they are installing 10,000 lights that will be programmed to put on a light show to mark the 75 anniversary of the bay bridge. they were going to test them tonight but we learned it has been canceled. >>> the web traffic on yahoo is down. search traffic declined 28% in november and 24% in december compared to 2011. male traffic and home page hits were also off. the numbers could mean a bumpy road ahead for the new management team. >>> lots of laughs today for the new treasure secretary. jack lew. and here is what all the laughing was about. seems his signature is infamous. looks like a series of loops. the president joked they almost cost him the job. >> i never noticed jack's signature. when this was highlighted yesterday in the press i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me he will work to make at lea
: president obama meeting with hamid karzai at the white house. speeding the drawdown of u.s. troops and transfer of the responsibility for afghan troops. changing the mission by the spring to a support role for u.s. troops. asked about the number of troops on the ground after 2014, president eric karros saicaris --karzai said this. >> numbers won't make a difference to the administration in afghanistan. >> so what about this? politics and policy? bring in the panel. jonah goldberg of national review online. kirsten powers for daily beast. syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. jonah, what you heard today, what came out of it? >> i don't what we heard will make compilation of great speeches by american president. it's hard to imagine anyone pumping their fist in the air, human endeavor and we didn't accomplish anything. but that said, this is -- this is base lick, this is afgha afghannization. like vietnamization to the vietnam war. we have been watching it roll out for a couple of years now. the supporters of the policy say there is no support for the war. that's true. obama made
suspicious. >> president obama welcomes afghan president karzai to the white house this morning to discuss the future of the united states role in afghanistan. he made the rounds in washington yesterday attending a working dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton and he visited the pentagon where he was greeted by defense secretary panetta and other top military officials. sources say karzai arrived with a wish lit of military equipment including drones and helicopters and other hardware to ensure afghanistan security when nato forces leave at the end of next year. >> frigid out there when you are outside and you need the heater on in the car. >> what a way to wake up. >> what are we facing? >> colder temperatures this morning and colder tomorrow morning. outside i will show what you is going on, a little frost out there driving into work. my thermometer was down to 28 in san ramon valley. from the east bay hills, it is clear. live doppler 7 hd shows a lack of radar but there are a few high clouds right this. that is also helping to keep the temperatures up a little bit in the north
is providing good fodder for late night comedians. >> president obama nominated current white house chief of staff jack lew to be the new secretary of the treasury, his signature goes on the right side of the bill and this is jack lew's signature. before he worked at the white house he worked at hostess as a cupcake icer. >> is that your kigt or are you testing to see if the pen works? the only way that you're allowed to have that as your signature is if your name is boing boing boing boing boing. >> perhaps our future treasury secretary. >> that's so funny. thanks, john, appreciate it. >>> lance armstrong, is he going to admit to doping? he's sitting down with oprah next week, his first interview since he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned for life. the rumor is he's going to use that interview to admit he took performance enhancing drugs for years. howard kurtz host of "reliable choices" and lauren ashburn, editor-in-chief of "the daily gallow." nice to talk to both of you. do you think he has to confess if he's going to sit down with oprah? >> what else is he go
, president barack obama will lock them afghan president comet karzai to the white house -- will come afghan president hamid karzai to the white house. hallie jackson has more on what is expected out of the meeting from our washington bureau. >> today's face-to-face visit between the two presidents is the first since president obama was reelected and caps a three- day-long visit to the u.s. by the afghan leader. the u.s. is looking to its transition out of afghanistan, figuring out what its role will be over the next two years and how many troops might stay beyond 2014. president karzai hopes to work out the foundation of a security agreement at today's meeting, but it is not expected to be fully fleshed out until november of this year. in washington, i am hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> still to come, the nation's latest school shooting victim undergoes surgery today. who police are credited with saving lives on a combination. >> 84 james holmes is delay. >> 84 james holmes is delay. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd mak
meeting with afghan president hamid karzai in the white house, president obama made it clear the war is ending. the american war. and it's ending sooner than was previously planned. let's listen. >> let me say it as plainly as i can, starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission, training, advising, assisting afghan forces. make no mistake, our path is clear and we are moving forward. every day more afghans are stepping up and taking responsibility for their own security, and as they do, our troops will come home. and next year this long war will come to a responsible end. >> no doubt it's still a messy path and that end if afghanistan is ready to take over its own security. that's the question. what role will the taliban plal in the future of that country. and what role will the united states play after we end our combat mission? how many troops will we keep behind in afghanistan to keep that country secure if we can? jim moran is a democrat congressman from virginia and westmore is a retired army captain and author of "the other wes moore. i guess the question come
. met today with president obama at the white house. in a few minutes president karzai speaks at george town university. you can see live on our companion networking c-span. coming up later today c-span2 q & a with sonia on the non-profit group that works with high-risk youth through mentoring, after school programs and community involvement. that's at 6:00 p.m. eerp. at 7:00 matthew, director and producer of the movie that looks at problems in american health care and cost effective solutions. called roosevelt's heavily forested -- [inaudible] he unlike mrs. roosevelt, he knew when to be still in the presence of the president, when to back off and tell a joke. after he won the election, wendell was in his office. they remained friends. and he said to the president, why do you keep that man so close to you? that man being hopkins. he did not like hopkins. and roosevelt said, you know, you may be in the office someday and you'll understand, but he asks for nothing except to serve me. >> trusted adviser, friend, and confident to fdr. he lived in the white house for three and a half years.
of this dangerous flu. >>> afghan president hamid karzai meets with president obama at the white house. they will discuss america's troop presence in afghanistan in 2014. they held talks over dinner. >>> good news for american couples in the process of adopting russian children. a controversial russian law banning adoptions by americans, signed by president putin last month, will be put into place next year. one more year. it was supposed to take affect this month, that means that some adoptions can proceed giving families who are so, so close new hope. >>> and one dumb criminal has a painful reminder of a robbery gone wrong. check this out. a thief caught on surveillance video ramming into an atm machine at a store in miami-dade, florida, and walking away holding thinks shoulder. this after two crooks tried to pull it out with a chain attached to a car. they failed. they are wanted in another atm robbery earlier in the day. and news flash. the companies that make atm companies, they know the dumb criminals will try to steal them, so they make them so they don't move. >> that takes the
, today president obama is scheduled to meet with afghan president hamid karzai at the white house. the two men are expected to focus on what role the u.s. will have in afghanistan after its troop withdrawal in 2014. last night the afghan president sat down for dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary panetta. earlier, panetta spoke optimistically about the u.s. entering its final chapter of the war. >> we have poured a lot of blood and treasure in this war over the last ten years. the fact is that we have also made a lot of progress as a result of the sacrifices that have been made. and we're not going to walk backward from what's been accomplished. >> the stronger position we take in showing that we are going to continue to complete this mission, the better the chances we have to ultimately achieve political reconciliation. >> during a photo op with senate minority leader mitch mcconnell yesterday, president karzai declined to answer about troops in his country after 2014. >> what kind of forces would you like to see left in your country are i? >> thank you, e
this morning afghan president karzai will meet president obama at the white house. karzai met separately with defense secretary leon panetta and secretary of state hillary clinton. he's been discussing the transition as u.s. troops withdraw from afghanistan this year and next year. >>> today two members of the d.c. council will also headed to the white house. council chair phil mendelson and mary chae will meet with the intergovernmental affairs staff. they're hoping to put the taxation without representation license plates on the inaugural parade limo. president clinton is the last president to have used the taxation without representation plates. >>> well, it is just ten days until the presidential inauguration and obviously the parade that goes with it. january 21st is when that happens and there's a company in prince george's county is doing their best to work quickly. the what are grove company has been making the floats for the last 17 parades all the way bang to the trueman administration. this year they're building eight floats involving everything from metal work to wood and sew
out there with high capacity rifles and they are not hurting people. >> president obama signed a bill granting himself along with former president burj w. bush and future ex-president's white time secret service protection. it revises a 1990 law that limited security after presidency after lawmakers realize lifetime protection is necessary. that means presidents and spouses who served after january 1, 1997 will receive lifetime protection while the children of former protection -- of former presidents were some protection until age 16. hamid karzai and president obama will discuss the future of the u.s. presence in afghanistan when they meet at the white house today. u.s. and international forces are scheduled to leave the country at the end of 2014. the two leaders will hold lunch together after holding a news conference this afternoon. president karzai is expected to speak at georgetown this evening. >> the 11th anniversary today of the first inmates at guantanamo bay in cuba -- afterward activists will march to the white house. an interfaith prayer service will be held at new york
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